Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Festival
The 9th Annual Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Festival means you get to taste world class wines, beers, spirits, and delicious food, all while helping to raise money for local schools. The Calabasas, Malibu Food & Wine Festival will bring the Valley into the spotlight and out of the shadow of Los Angeles. Tickets include all the Food and Wine , the VIP gets you an extra hour of fun. Enjoy Food, Wine, Beer and Spirits in beautiful Malibu & Calabasas! $100+; Saturday & Sunday (also July 10-11); Calabasas Country Club 4515 Park Entrada, Calabasas, CA 91302

Make your own “Sustain-a-balls” Demo with Ysolda
Baker extraordinaire, Ysolda, will be conducting a demo teaching you how to make her delicious “Sustain-a-balls” recipe which incorporates a number of great functional foods geared towards providing energy and performance enhancement. “Sustain-a-balls” include: Oats, Whey protein powder, Flax Meal, Chia seeds, Almond Butter, Coconut Oil, Cacao Powder, salt. Free event, hosted in front of our Coffee Juice Bar. Sunday, 2-5 pm; Whole Foods Venice, 225 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291; 310.566.9480

Sunlife Organics Opens
The Malibu Country Mart continues to expand their diverse culinary collection and welcomes Malibu-based Sunlife Organics. Sunlife Organics is an organic juice bar and health & wellness specialty store whose mission is to bring health and happiness to their customers’ lives through the highest quality natural ingredients. Each item served at Sunlife Organics has been thoughtfully selected by owners Khalil Rafati and Hayley Gorcey. In addition to serving made-to-order smoothies, juices and açaí bowls, Sunlife also sells quality lifestyle products such as superfood green powders, specialty raw cold-packed honey, all-natural supplements and lifestyle books. 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Suite 3, Malibu, CA

15th Annual Los Angeles River Ride
Each year, thousands of riders come together to ride along the LA River and support the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. Join the crew for the 15th annual ride and choose from 10 different routes. Festivities include great food, prizes, and live music. Sunday, June 28, 7 am-4 pm; Autry Museum, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027; Register here.

Cruel Summer Kickoff Party
Head to The Standard in WeHo for Cruel Summer’s launch party featuring resident DJs Pleasure Principle, Val Fleury, and Victoria Van Damn with a special guest set by JP of White Arrows. Sunday, 1-6 pm; The Standard WeHo, 8300 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

Chinatown Summer Nights
Chinatown Summer Nights kicks off this weekend with performances by The Janks, Quaterback, Tolaku, Alexa Melo, Sneakout, and The Fontaines with DJ sets from KCRW’s Raul Campos and Anthony Valadez. Besides music, enjoy the craft beer garden and food trucks. Saturday, 6pm; Central + West Plazas, 943-951 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Low Country Boil at Tavern
Inspired by Chef de Cuisine Amy Deaderick’s childhood in South Carolina, Tavern serves a prix fixe dinner that includes watermelon salad with tomato, mint and feta; Charleston-style shrimp and grits with Caledonian blue prawns, house-cured Tasso ham and pickled green tomato. Indulge in Carolina seafood boil with crawfish, crab legs, andouille sausage, potatoes and sweet corn; and a cornmeal cobbler with peaches and buttermilk ice cream. $55 (advance tickets required); Sunday, 3-9 pm; 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA; 310.806.6464

Southbound and Down at Dog Haus
Dog Haus will be unleashing a limited availability chicken fried sausage on a waffled bun dubbed the “Southbound and Down” at their Biergarten location in Old Pasadena. Inspired by Culinary Director Michael Brown and Würstmacher (sausage-maker) Adam Gertler’s creation in the viral Buzzfeed video “Can You Hot Dog It?“, the ultimate in food fusion excess features a chicken sausage that’s butterflied, hand-breaded and deep-fried, then served on a bed of sweet maple and buttermilk coleslaw dressing over waffled Kings Hawaiian Rolls. The $6.99 concoction is finished with a drizzle of chestnut honey. Saturday & Sunday; 98 E. Green St., Pasadena.

Cliff’s Edge Weekend Punch Bar
They are launching a weekend punch bar on its gorgeous patio starting this weekend. Punches that come by way of cocktail guru Darwin Manahan include libations like the Smokey Piñas with Benesin mezcal, Claro rum, grilled pineapple, oleo saccharum, and ginger beer, and the Watermelon with Claro rum, Clemente 100, watermelon juice, and jamaica tea. 3626 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026; 323.666.6116

Epic Taco Crawl
This epic taco crawl is with some of Los Angeles and Orange County’s foremost taco experts. Bill Esparza, Gustavo Arellano, and Leslie Téllez will take an intimate group of up to ten guests around LA and the OC to sample some of their favorite tacos in support of Téllez’s new cookbook, Eat Mexico: Recipes from Mexico City’s Streets, Markets & Fondas. $125; Sunday, 11 am-5 pm; Mariachi Plaza, Boyle Heights

Ocean Prime Has Live Music Saturdays
In addition to live music by Hillary Novack from 6:30-10:30 pm on Thursday nights, Ocean Prime Beverly Hills has added another night of live music for their summer al fresco dining on the terrace. You can hear the acoustic stylings of Nick Boddington and James McNeiece. Both artists hail from popular televised singing competitions – Nick was on FOX’s American Idol in 2013 and James competed on NBC’s The Voice in 2015. Saturday, 7-11 pm; 9595 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.859.4818

Pop Your Shop
Get your 4th of July outfits this weekend while joining in grap stomping, sipping great wine, and enjoying live music. Expect to see J.D. Luxe Fashion Truck, Good hYOUman, accessories and bikinis by Alchemy. Saturday, 12-6 pm; Rosenthal Winery, 18741 PCH, Malibu; RSVP here.

John’s Garden Celebrates 40 Years at the Malibu Country Mart
The team at John’s Garden will be providing you with complimentary samples of two popular smoothies, Bu-Berry Smoothie with blueberries, bananas spinach, whey protein and almond milk and Shamrock Green with spinach, fresh mint, bananas, dates and coconut milk. Full servings of both smoothies will be available for purchase all day at 40% off. Additional beverages will be available including complimentary wine, sponsored by Malibu Family Wines, Purps Organic Energy Drinks, and Elevate Macha Green Tea.The first 40 customers who spend $40 or more at John’s Garden on Sunday will get a free celebratory anniversary T-shirt. The shirts will also be available for purchase. A live Calypso band will provide the party’s soundtrack and keep the party hopping. Free; Sunday, 1-4 pm; Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Rd #1, Malibu, CA 90265; 310.456.8377

Santa Anita Uncorked
Taste fine wines and sample cuisine from popular restaurants while strolling through the fine art exhibit and experiencing an exciting day at the races at Santa Anita Park! PLUS, see Triple Crown champion, American Pharoah, parade on the track! $60; Saturday, 12-5 pm; Santa Anita Park 285 W Huntington Dr., Arcadia CA 91007

Guest Chef Series
The Guest Chef Series returns to celebrate the end of an unforgettable season at Santa Anita Park! Join The Chandelier Room at Santa Anita Park for this awesome fusion of Thoroughbred racing and Los Angeles restaurant culture. In addition to delicious eats, sip on specialty cocktails by Julian Cox and music by Ryan Cross Trio. $65; Saturday, 12-5 pm; Santa Anita Park 285 W Huntington Dr., Arcadia CA 91007

Sweet Rose Creamery‘s Monthly Pop-Up
Get to Venice’s Tortoise General Store, a boutique dedicated to introducing and exhibiting works by Japanese artists, this weekend. Sweet Rose Creamery’s Co-Owner/Executive Chef Shiho Yoshikawa, a Japanese native, and General Manager Andrea Sung will offer made-from-scratch ice creams, house made almond milk, and cool beverages as part of this special collaboration featuring local, Japanese artisans. In addition to single ($4) and double ($6) scoops of classic and seasonal flavors, enjoy Japanese-inspired flavors likeEdamame, Miso Caramel (white miso with fermented soybean), and Shiso Sherbet in house made white sesame and match cones ($1). Tortoise General Store has also partnered with local coffee roaster Aarata Doyashiki to develop exclusive blends for the boutique and will feature pour over and cold brew coffee drinks. In addition, sample or mix in Shiho’s house made almond milk, which is now available in to-go glass bottles at all Sweet Rose Creamery locations and available for purchase at the pop-up. Sunday, 1-5 pm; 1208 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Eat, drink, shop, and dance for a cure at the 6th Annual YAS-A-THON Kickoff Party and Silent Auction. Help raise funds for the cancer research program of Thinkcure! The evening will be catered by iconic James’ Beach, VEEV Spirits, Zico Coconut Water, & more. There will be wine, beer, desserts by Sinners and Saints, and DJ Rafael De La Cruz. Head back Sunday for the three hour spinning challenge at YAS Fitness Center locations in Venice and Silverlake. Suggested $10 donation at the door; Saturday, 7-10 pm; 1101 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA

“Yoga With A View”
Join in a class at The Andaz West Hollywood! Yoga lovers, experience a fun, flowing, inspirational vinyasa class and extraordinary, sweeping views of the Los Angeles skyline through Panorama’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Bring your own yoga mat. Free Coconut water provided by Zico! After working up an appetite, you can enjoy 15% off a bottomless brunch buffet at Riot House Restaurant on the first floor. Choose from a delicious spread of farm fresh eggs, farmer’s market fruit, house-made pastries, and freshly squeezed juices, or toast to a workout well done by indulging in bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for an additional $15. Show your Eventbrite confirmation for “Yoga With a View” to redeem your discount. $15; Sunday, 10-11 am; 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Comfort Food, Los Angeles’ Culinary One Stop
Comfort Food, the innovative and epicurean mecca for Los Angeles, has created their first Vegan Culinary Class, taught by vegan chef Yvonne Ardestani, the class will showcase three vegan courses. Beginning with vegan goat cheese with gluten-free crackers and farmers’ market vegetables; the second course features vegan meatloaf with cauliflower purée and broccoli and for dessert, chocolate chai cookies. Saturday, 4-8 pm; 13545 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA, 91423; 818.510.0417;

King Harbor Brewing Company’s Grand Opening
They are celebrating their official Grand Opening with their limited edition beer menu. So, say farewell to LA Beer Week and kickoff their #SummerisBeer promotion, which will include very cool events throughout the summer. Take home some of your favorites with their half off Crowler special happening all day. Grand opening menu includes Pineapple IPA, Nitro IPA, Coconut Swirly, Coconut Abel Brown, Simcoe IPA, Int’l Boardwalk Express DIPA, Radler – Lemon Soda and Hefeweizen, and a very special cask while it lasts. Saturday, 12 pm-midnight; King Harbor Brewing Company, 132 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Dante Fried Chicken Blowout
Dante Fried Chicken truck is back and they are serving up brunch! It’s a limited seating chef’s brunch and tasting including with appetizers, entrees, and cocktails. Plus private performances from AkuaBells AtlasChristian RichChuck InglishLondon RichardsLucky PaulNeijah LanaeNia AndrewsP Morri$Pegasus WarningTheophilus London, and the Thrillers. Full menu here. Only 100 Tix Available! $60; Sunday, 11:30-8 pm; location released when tickets are purchased.

Art Beyond the Glass IV
Now in its fourth year, Art Beyond the Glass IV is taking at General Lee’s in Chinatown and this year, they will be raising funds for KCRW, widely regarded as one of the world’s most influential independent music radio stations. Proceeds from ABTG IV will go to KCRW’s Capital Campaign to build a 35,000 square-foot Media Center, which will house KCRW in its entirety and become a public gathering place for the City of Los Angeles. Art Beyond the Glass IV features a lineup of top bartenders from across L.A. that will mix cocktails and showcase their art, music, photography and more. Your ticket includes cocktails, art, entertainment, and bar bites from L.A. chefs such as Executive Chef Nick Liberato (Venice Whaler, Top Chef, Bar Rescue), Chef de Cuisine Ali Haji (The Corner Door) and more who will also be donating their food in support of this event. You will also be able to purchase art, buy raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items. $60 (no tickets available on the day of the event); Sunday, 3-7 pm; 475 Gin Ling Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.625.7500 (ABTG logo designed by Dave Stolte, Home Bar Basics).

Sing-a-Long Sound of Music
Celebrate the film’s 50th anniversary at the Hollywood Bowl! The Hollywood hills are alive with The Sound of Music! Everyone’s favorite sing-along returns to the giant screen at the Bowl. Bring your costume and Get ready to sing! Friday, doors: 6:30 pm, movie: 8 pm; 2301 Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068

Santa Monica’s Inaugural Bloody Mary Battle
Hosted by Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica and Tito’s Vodka, Santa Monica’s first-ever Bloody Mary Battle will bring some of the city’s best restaurants together for a red, white and bloody showdown. Bartenders will present their finest ingredients to a panel of judges and fans, and compete for the title of “Santa Monica’s Best Bloody”. Purchase the five competing Bloody Marys for $20 and vote for your favorite in a blind tasting. The winner will be chosen by popular vote, as well as by the judges. A portion of proceeds will go to a charity of the winning bartender’s choice, and Tito’s Vodka will be matching the donation. 5 Bloody Marys for $20; Sunday, 12-2 p.m; Del Frisco’s Grille, 1551 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

L.A. Urban Nature Fest
With the L.A. River rehab, community gardens, and local environmental collaborations popping up all over the place, Angelenos are increasingly interested in urban nature. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) launches the all-new L.A. Urban Nature Fest to celebrate the city’s wild side, and to create a hub for metropolitan nature lovers—from the weekend hiker, to the dedicated citizen scientist. Join in workshops, demos, a nature walk, along with seeing live animals, listening to poetry readings, and performances. $12/adults, $9/students & seniors, $5/children, free/NHM Members; Saturday & Sunday, 9:30 am-5 pm; 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 9007

Abigaile’s Beer Week
Blackhouse Hospitality’s Abigaile in Hermosa Beach celebrates LA Beer Week with three exclusive events. During LA Beer Week, Abigaile hosts an IPA Tap Takeover featuring $4 beers (Ninkasi, Stone, Oskar Blues, and Modern Times) for those who dine at the bar and communal tables. Chefs Tin Vuong and Jorge Valines will create a special R&D menu to complement the brews, which is subject to change daily. They are also having Brewtopia, where Abigaile and Ocean Bar will host a finale to LA Beer Week with a rooftop beer garden BBQ and 21 SoCal breweries like The Bruery and Three Weavers, a full bar, BBQ selections from Chef Tin Vuong, and live music. $30, $50/VIP includes endless pours; Sunday, 12-6 pm; 1301 Manhattan Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; 310.798.8227

Beer Week at Rock & Brews El Segundo
The rock-inspired restaurant co-founded by  Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS is having an El Segundo Brewing Company Cask Night, offering a one of kind beer that is a collaborative effort between Rock & Brews and El Segundo Brewing Company. The brewery’s White Dog IPA has been Pina Colada-fied with the addition of coconut, pineapple, and rum soaked oak chips, making a refreshing summer drink. The “real ale,” meaning it isunfiltered, unpasteurized beer made in the most traditional way, will only be available while supplies last. Sunday, 6-11 pm; 143 Main St., El Segundo, CA; 310.615.9890

Matcha, the finely-milled green tea powder, is high in antioxidants and Brooklyn-based, MatchaBar, is having a two-day pop-up at Alfred in the Alley in West Hollywood. For both days they’ll be serving up signature iced matcha drinks in a variety of flavors, from peach to mint to vanilla almond, plus a new drink option exclusive to L.A. Saturday & Sunday; 8509 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 424.288.4126

Raiders Of The Lost Ark Screening
Catch this classic (that most of us grew up on) at Ace Hotel’s beautiful, historic theater. It’s Harrison Ford at his finest! Saturday, 8 pm; Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA; 213.623.3233

Annie Hall Outdoor Screening By Eat See Hear
Catch Annie Hall,and all the fashion, the comedy, and, of course, Diane Keaton in this movie that never gets old. Saturday, 5:30 pm; Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA; 310.395.3204

Showgirls at Hollywood Forever
Watch Showgirls and its outrageous stage sets, gorgeous dancers and catty showdowns. You’ll feel like you’re in Las Vegas. It’s a dirty, glitzy film. Starring Gina Gershon, Elizabeth Berkeley and Kyle MacLachlan. $15; Saturday, 7:15 pm/doors, 9 pm/movie; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

L.A. Zoo Roaring Nights
The L.A. Zoo’s summer series is back! This adults-only summer music series features indie bands, DJs, full bars, and L.A.’s favorite food trucks, as well as pop-up zookeeper talks and animal encounters. In addition to being able to explore the Zoo after hours, you can explore your own creativity, at the “Animal Artistry Paint Party.” Paint your favorite animal on a small canvas to take home as a souvenir. $20; Friday, 7-11 pm; Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA; 323.644.4200


Fine Line
Get deep discounts on the LA basics label’s graphic tees, sweaters, bottoms, and more during the two-day sample sale. Friday, 10 am-5 pm, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; 112 West 9th St., Suite 724, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Black Halo
Get 65-80% off the contemporary LA label’s sleek dresses, gowns, jumpsuits, and more from the fall/winter ’14 and spring ’15 collections. Friday, 12-5 pm, Saturday, 9 am-3 pm; 648 Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Calvin Rucker
Snag deep discounts on the “casual couture” label’s luxe womenswear during their one-day sample sale. Friday, 10 am-6 pm; 704 S Spring St., Suite 1111, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Closed Denim
Get the LA denim brand’s jeans and apparel for 50% off wholesale prices during the two-day sample sale. Credit card payments only. Friday, 9 am-3 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Eva Franco
Score the vintage-inspired designer’s retro dresses for $75 and skirts and tops for $55 during her two-day sample sale in DTLA. Friday, 12-7 pm, Saturday, 11 am-6 pm; 731 S Spring St., Ste 500, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Enjoy up to 70% off women’s ready-to-wear, bags, and accessories during the iconic luxury label’s one-day sample sale. Friday, 9 am-4 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Junk Food Clothing
Score the LA basics brand’s retro tees for $5-10 during the two-day, cash-only sample sale. Friday & Saturday, 11 am-4 pm; 5770 West Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016

LA Eyeworks
Snag 30- 70% off the LA eyewear boutique’s colorful sunglasses and frames during the semi-annual specs sale. Plus, enjoy 20% off prescription and sun lenses with your purchase (must be redeemed June 29th- July 3rd). Saturday, 11 am-7 pm, Sunday, 12-5 pm; 7407 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.653.8255

Enjoy deep discounts on women’s and men’s clothing and accessories during the two-day warehouse sale. There’ll also be a charity food drive; canned food donations encouraged. Saturday, 7 am-7 pm, Sunday 7 am-5 pm; 2722 Michelson Dr., Irvine, CA 92612

The Perfext
Get major deals on the luxe LA label’s jackets, bags, and skirts during the sample sale. Friday, 10 am-5 pm; 127 E 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Salvatore Ferragamo
For a limited time, enjoy 30% off the Italian luxury label’s spring/summer ’15 collections, including footwear, accessories, and ready-to-wear at all of its LA locations. It’s happening online too. 8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Score 50-75% off display and slightly damaged books in art, photography, fashion, pop culture, design, and more subjects during the legendary publisher’s seasonal warehouse sale, which takes place at all of its LA stores. Through Sunday; 354 N Beverly Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90210

Wittmore Arts District
For a limited time, enjoy up to 50% off labels like Universale Works, Officine Generale, CWST, Max N Chester, and others during the modern menswear shop’s spring/summer sale. It’s also happening at the West Third Street boutique. On-sale brands vary by location. 300 S Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90013; 213.626.0780

Sama Eyewear
Enjoy 30-50% off the eyewear brand’s summer sunglasses and optical frames during the one-day charitable shopping event, which benefits Communities in Schools, Baby 2 Baby, and Just Keep Livin’. Plus, you can score 35% off prescription lenses. Friday, 10 am-6 pm; 8460 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; RSVP: or 323.822.3955 ext. 7017.

Get the LA label’s tops, dresses, skirts, and more for $5-40 during the three-day sample sale. Friday, 8 am-5 pm, and Saturday, 9 am-1 pm; 2812 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007

Score up to 85% off the global-minded brand’s cool menswear and home goods. Pricing is $10 for tees, $20 for accessories, $30 for bags, $45 for jackets, and $60 for sweaters. Friday-Saturday, 12-7 pm; 836 Traction Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90013

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